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    Bauhaus-Archiv, Experiment Bauhaus, Berlin, 1988, pp. 400–01 for a similar example; Magdalena Droste and Bauhaus Archiv, Bauhaus: 1919–1933, Cologne, 1993, p. 94 for a similar example; Magdalena Droste and Peter Hahn, et al., eds., Bauhaus Archive Berlin: The collection, Berlin, 1999, p. 90 for a similar example; Jeannine Fiedler and Peter Feierabend, Bauhaus, Cologne, 2000, p. 633 for a similar example; Larry List, ‘Joseph Hartwig's Bauhaus Chess Set: Dr Zilboorg's Contribution,’ The Imagery of Chess Revisited, New York, 2005. pp. 55-60; Anne Bobzin and Klaus Weber, The Bauhaus Chess Set by Josef Hartwig, exh. cat., The Bauhaus Archiv Museum of Design, Berlin, 2006, pp. 21–23; Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, ‘Joseph Hartwig Chess Sets: 1923-24’, Bauhaus 1919 - 1933: Workshops of Modernity, New York, 2009, p. 146

 

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Rare chess set, model no. XVI

c. 1924
Natural and stained pear wood.
Box: 6.5 × 13.5 × 13.5 cm. (2 5/8 × 5 3/8 × 5 3/8 in.); tallest piece: 4.6 cm. (1 3/4 in) high



Produced by Bauhaus Weimar, Germany. Box impressed with ‘HARTWIG/BAUHAUS/WEIMAR/GES,GESCH’. Together with the original box (33).
 

Estimate
£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £8,500

Design

7 April 2011
London